October 18 BIBLE LIFE

October 18 BIBLE LIFE

God brought Joseph’s dream into realization despite the various challenges that he faced. The young man officially introduced himself to his jealous brothers, “…I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt. But now, do not therefore be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life” (Genesis 45:4).   Lesson: The promises of God will ever stand sure on his children. The Creator will fulfill his plans on us irrespective of...Read more
October 17 BIBLE LIFE

October 17 BIBLE LIFE

Jesus Christ asked people to prioritize their services to God above their personal interest. People who are preoccupied with the cares of the world risk losing their benefits in heaven. Jesus supported his preaching with an illustration of a rich man who revoked an invitation he initially extended to his friends due to their worldly cares. Jesus said, “The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son, and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to...Read more
October 16 BIBLE LIFE

October 16 BIBLE LIFE

Joseph had a rough life despite his beautiful dreams of becoming a prominent leader someday. Virtually everyone in his life disappointed him: His brothers deserted him and sold him to slavery; Potiphar jailed him for an offense he did not commit, and Pharaoh’s chief butler failed to honor his pledge to help once he regains his position. However, despite all the disappointments that Joseph experienced, God remained faithful to him. Through his divine arrangement, God elevated Joseph to a...Read more
October 15 BIBLE LIFE

October 15 BIBLE LIFE

The Pharisees questioned Jesus Christ with an intention to make him utter a statement that would give them an opportunity to apprehend him. However, Christ proved them wrong as he outsmart them with his response. Once the enemies realized they couldn’t prevail, they decided to keep quiet. Meanwhile, the Pharisees who couldn’t scheme Jesus were religion scholars and were much older in age. Christ has never been to a school yet he was to prevail over his opponents. The secret of his success was...Read more
October 14 BIBLE LIFE

October 14 BIBLE LIFE

Potiphar’s wife invited Joseph to commit a sin with her, but he refused. The young man rejected the offer and stated he would prefer not to sin against God. Joseph said to Portiphar’s wife, “…Look, my master does not know what is with me in the house, and he has committed all that he has to my hand. There is no one greater in this house than I, nor has he kept back anything from me but you, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (Genesis 39:8)....Read more
October 13 BIBLE LIFE

October 13 BIBLE LIFE

Joseph had a dream that God would one day make him lead his father’s house. He shared his dream with his family with the hope that everyone will rally round to help his dream. However, he was wrong; Joseph’s brothers developed Jealousy and hated him. They were willing to do what possible to stop his dream from materializing. Joseph’s brothers conspired to kill him but eventually sold him to slavery. The scripture reported Joseph’s brothers actions, “Now when they saw him afar off, even...Read more
October 12 BIBLE LIFE

October 12 BIBLE LIFE

Jesus Christ violated unpopular Jewish tradition that contradicted God’s law. He disrupted temple merchants and also allowed people to sing Hosanna to his praise. Those actions outraged his opposing traditionalist who were determined to kill him. Meanwhile, they had no choice than to wait for the Son of God to fully manifest his ministry as God preordained. Some actions of Jesus that triggered bitter jealousy and opposition from his enemies are as quoted,   “…So the disciples went and did...Read more
October 11 BIBLE LIFE

October 11 BIBLE LIFE

Dinah, the daughter of Jacob, failed to conduct her business within her family jurisdiction where she could be protected. She trespassed into gentiles’ zone where they took the advantage to violate her right. The situation caused her brothers to seek for revenge and thereby created more trouble for their family. Jacob’s family had to abandon the comfort of their tents and flee for fear of reprisal from the neighboring towns and villages. Jacob lamented to his disobedient children, “…You have...Read more
October 10 BIBLE LIFE

October 10 BIBLE LIFE

Isaac transferred his generational blessing to his son Jacob. He proclaimed the blessing received from his father Abraham to Jacob. Since God’s covenant of blessing is on the family, Jacob would be successful and prosper as his ancestors did. Isaac proclaimed blessing on Jacob and said, “May God Almighty bless you, and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may be an assembly of peoples; And give you the blessing of Abraham, to you and your descendants with you, that you may inherit the...Read more
October 9 BIBLE LIFE

October 9 BIBLE LIFE

Jesus Christ informed his followers that party would soon be over; a friend would betray him and the enemies would kill him. Meanwhile despite the reality of the situation, Christ continued to relentlessly pursue his ministry of proclaiming the kingdom of God. He was determined to finish his ministry to create a pathway of salvation for humanity. Jesus said to his disciples, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes; and...Read more